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Articles found in "News" category: Launches Linux Support, Ahead Of Schedule


That's right, has just announced they are supporting Linux, way ahead of their scheduled dates of around October or November. The launch brings 50 Linux-compatible games right away. announced it on their website today, no doubt to the surprise of many. says that 100 Linux…

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First Release Of KDE's Plasma 5 Desktop Arrives


For those looking forward to the next-gen incarnation of the KDE Plasma Desktop, the first release of Plasma 5 has now arrived. A polished up UI, new default desktop theme and high-DPI support are some of the big obvious changes while still managing to maintain the traditional design and workflow.…

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Grim Fandango Remake Coming To Linux


GNU/Linux gaming keeps on getting better and a recent announcement from developer Double Fine has caused much excitement. The remake of Grim Fandango is coming to Linux, alongside the console exclusive Playstation 4 and Vita versions as well as Windows and Mac! Double Fine initially made the…

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The Witcher 2 Lands On Steam For Linux, Is A 'Windows Wrapper' Port


There was much rejoicing and fanfare earlier today among Linux gamers eagerly awaiting the Linux release of The Witcher 2 - Assassins of Kings, which has landed on Steam For Linux. However, some of the rejoicing was short-lived. It didn't take long for Linux users to dig deeper into the downloaded…

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Birdie Twitter App to be Rewritten


It was only a bit over a week ago that I wrote an article on the Birdie Twitter application. Well, now the Birdie team is scrapping the current codebase and looks to be rebooting the application as Birdie 2.0. In a blog post titled "It's time to say goodbye" on the 26th February 2014, the Birdie…

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Humble Indie Bundle 11 Adds 3 More Games; Plus! Portal 2 Beta Arrives


Humble Indie Bundle 11 adds another three games plus Valve announces the release of the Portal 2 beta for Linux! Humble Indie Bundle 11 launched last week, featuring six cross-platform games, although at this stage only five are completely Linux compatible. As usual the three additional games have…

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Humble Indie Bundle 11 Launches


It's that time again folks, another Humble Indie Bundle has landed featuring 6 Linux compatible games. Well, sort of... for now, let's just say 5 Linux compatible games. It almost seems like the Humble Bundles are rolling out quicker and quicker these days. Humble Indie Bundle 11 has recently…

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Upstart/Systemd war over - Ubuntu to switch to systemd


The popular but at times controversial init/system management daemon known as systemd looks to be becoming the de facto init standard in the Linux world as Ubuntu decides to switch to systemd in place of Upstart. Mark Shuttleworth revealed the upcoming changes in a blog post titled 'Losing…

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Space Pioneer - an ambitious Kickstarter project promising day one Linux support


"Created by real world astronauts, scientists and architects. Build vast colonies and cities. Explore the many unknowns of our universe!" That's the tagline of the ambitious space sim/real time strategy game Kickstarter project by Space Enigma Studios, who is also promising day one Linux support.…

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Humble Indie Bundle X Adds 3 More Games


As we come to expect from the Humble Indie Bundles, with around 6 days remaining, another 3 games have been added to the latest Bundle for those paying above the average purchase price. Humble Indie Bundle X launched last week, featuring games such as To The Moon, Joe Danger 2: The Movie, Papo…

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Free tool protects PCs from master boot record attacks

Cisco's Talos team has developed an open-source tool that can protect the master boot record of Windows computers from modification by ransomware and other malicious attacks.

Nino Vranesic: Open Source Advocate and Mozilla Rep in Slovenia

 FOSSforce: What's it like to advocate for open source and be a rep for Mozilla in Slovenia?

Wedge 100: Facebook's Latest Open Source Hardware Can Deliver 100G

 fossbytes: Facebook has announced that the Open Compute Project has accepted the Wedge 100 Specifications for their next-generation open network switch.

How To Patch and Protect Linux Kernel Zero Day Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability CVE-2016-5195

 Nixcraft: A very serious security problem has been found in the Linux kernel.

Yocto driven camera design taps octa-core Snapdragon

Qualcomm and Thundercomm unveiled a Linux-supported, 4K camera reference design with an octa-core Snapdragon 625 and video analytics software.

Renesas spins 3rd Gen automotive starter kits, adds new M3 SoC

Renesas has launched two Linux-ready R-Car starter kits optimized for AGL and GENIVI: an R-Car H3 based Premier and a Pro with a lower-end M3 SoC.

The Dirty Cow Linux bug: A silly name for a serious problem

ZDnet: With attacks in the wild reported, you need to fix this Linux bug as soon as possible.

ZDnet: With attacks in the wild reported, you need to fix this Linux bug as soon as possible.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Is Coming to Linux on November 3, Ported by Feral Interactive

Feral Interactive has yet to announce the system requirements for Linux gamers. Latest Articles

Do you have small children? If so, check "It's Spring Again", an educational indie game about the seasons

Tags:Casual,Demo,Educational,Indie Game,SteamIt's Spring Again is a extremely small educational game which aims to teach very young children about…

Save your land from a supernatural infection in 'Disturbed', a short free visual adventure

Tags:Adventure,Casual,Free Game,Horror,Visual NovelDisturbed is a visual adventure with hand-made black and white graphics, where you play as a…

Team Fortress 2, has fixes for Linux texture handling issues

Tags:Action,FPS,Steam Team Fortress 2 [Steam] has a big halloween update, and with it a well needed fix for the Linux version to do with textures.…

Don't Starve Together 'A New Reign' update allows players to share minimaps

Tags:Sandbox,Steam,SurvivalDon't Starve Together [Steam, Official Site], the multiplayer expansion of action-adventure video game Don't Starve, has…

Join me tonight for the Linux Gaming Livestream at 19:45 UTC

Tags:LivestreamIt's Friday! Time to throw your pants out the window and watch our weekly Friday livestream! Actually, don't throw them out, bit…

The Linux version of Arma 3 is set to continue on, and Arma 3 plans to go 64bit

Tags:Action,FPS,Simulation,Steam,Virtual Programming Good news for Arma 3 [Steam] fans today, as Bohemia Interactive have released their next…

'Polygod', a randomly generated FPS with a brutal difficulty curve is now on Linux

Tags:Action,Early Access,FPS,Indie Game,Roguelike,Steam 'Polygod' [Steam, Official Site] is an Early Access FPS with a focus on random generation and…

'Sally Face', a rather intriguing & dark adventure game about a boy with a prosthetic face

Tags:Unity3D,Adventure,Crowdfunding,Indie Game Well if that headline didn't catch your attention I don't know what will. Sally Face is a dark…

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided arrives on SteamOS & Linux on the 3rd of November

Tags:Feral Interactive,Coming Soon,Steam,FPS,RPGSeriously, what the heck Feral Interactive! First Dawn of War II, then Mad Max and very quickly after…

The latest 'Steam Client Beta Update' fixes wired Steam Controller support on Linux

Tags:Hardware,Steam,Beta Those of you who have been having trouble with the Steam Controller when in wired mode may appreciated the latest Steam…

Bastion for Linux is finally available on GOG, the game also now uses FNA

Tags:Action,GOG,Adventure,RPG As usual for GOG [Link], slow and steady! Bastion is now available on GOG and the game itself has been updated to use…

Rogue Singularity, a high-speed infinite obstacle course platformer has Linux support

Tags:Action,Platformer,Steam,Early Access,Indie Game Rogue Singularity [Steam, Official Site] is a pretty cool looking infinite obstacle course…

Speculation: A recent Mesa commit hints at a possible Batman: Arkham Origins Linux port (update: no it isn't)

Tags:Mesa,Drivers,Speculation,WineUpdate: Turns out it's not, as the author of the commit emailed me:QuoteNo, Batman is NOT being ported to Linux as…

Stellaris: Leviathans DLC and Heinlein patch 1.3 released

Tags:DLC,Steam,StrategyToday is a very good day, first Mad Max and now Stellaris DLC [Steam] and a big patch. As usual they have a bunch of new stuff…

Mad Max released for Linux, port report and review available

Tags:Action,Adventure,Feral Interactive,Review,Steam Mad Max is the latest Linux port from Feral Interactive, probably one of the titles I have been…